Hottest Heads of State

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2018 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again: The time of year when you are forced to buy gifts for your friends and family members, and—in doing so—reveal that you know nothing about their hobbies, tastes, or interests.

But don’t worry, because this year, we’ve got you covered! With the Hottest Heads of State 2018 Holiday Gift Guide, we have used our extensive knowledge about your personal life to identify the perfect gifts for all of your friends and loved ones.Enjoy it now, because next year, you’re on your own again!


For your mom, who has a secret crush on Barack Obama

Remember last year when you walked in on your mom drinking a glass of wine and watching Barack Obama’s 2008 New Hampshire primary concession speech, while whispering “yes we can” over and over again? Well, that should have been your clue that our book, Hottest Heads of State, Vol 1: The American Presidents, is the perfect gift for your mom. Unlike many books about the presidents (like all of the ones written before 2008), this book is filled to the brim with Barack Obama.

Barack Obama

Contact us for a complete list of our recommended wine pairings for all 45 chapters of our book!


For your dad, who asks for golf balls every year, but you are sick of buying golf balls

Ugh, Dads! Dads are impossible to shop for, so don’t bother putting any thought into this. Just buy him a copy of our book, Hottest Heads of State, Vol 1: The American Presidents, and enclose the following gift message: “Here’s a book, Dad! Next year make a Amazon wishlist, dagnabbit.” (It’s fine to swear in front of your Dad! You’re an adult now.)


For your sister, who loves board games and specifically asked for a board game

Believe it or not, our book has a board game in it. And you can’t keep buying your sister Electronic Mall Madness year after year, because there are only so many copies in circulation. (Incidentally, this is not true of our book. You can keep buying copies of our book for your sister until your credit card is declined.)


The Canadian who works in your office

What better way to make a Canadian feel welcome in our country than by giving him or her a book about the U.S. presidents? Plus, our book has a whole two pages devoted to Canada. Just tell your coworker, “I was flipping through this book and I saw the word “Canada” and I thought of you!”


For a wrongfully convicted prison inmate

For reasons we don’t fully understand, our book is really heavy. When you drop it off at prison, the guards will spend a long time examining the book, trying to figure out where you’ve hidden the nail file. This will be a great distraction while your drone lands in the prison yard and picks up your friend.


For someone trapped in a runaway hot air balloon

Our book’s weight also makes it the perfect gift for someone who is drifting away in a runaway hot air balloon and desperately needs ballast to bring them back down before they float out to sea and are never seen again. When you order our book, just address it to “Someone in a runaway hot air balloon.” The rest is up to your mailman!


For your spouse

The great thing about giving our book to your spouse is that it’s basically the same thing as giving our book to yourself, since you and your spouse live in the same house and you steal their stuff all the time anyway. Just make sure you keep the book in the event of a divorce, because it is great! (The book is great. Not your upcoming divorce.)


By now you’re probably thinking, “This book has it all. It is like the skeleton key of gifts. I should buy thirty copies and be done with Christmas shopping forever (because this is the last year I plan to celebrate Christmas).” And you’re right—mostly. But if we’re being honest, there are a few people who you should not buy our book for.

People NOT to buy our book for:

1. Children. You don’t want your kids to learn about the birds and the bees from a series of short presidential bios. You want them to learn about the birds and the bees in a controlled, closely supervised environment: The zoo.

2. Our publisher, Henry Holt & Co. We can assure you that our publisher does not need any more copies of our book. If anything, they would probably prefer to have fewer copies.

3. Us, JD and Kate Dobson. We have been friends with you for a long time. At this point in our relationship, it’s fine to just give us cash.


1 You probably should have read our privacy policy. Oh well, it’s too late now!

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John Tyler Swamp Monster Fan Fiction

John Tyler, president and swamp monster

It’s Halloween, and you know what that means—it’s time to eat a meal of Halloween candy while you read some spooky but arousing fan fiction about former U.S. president and swamp monster John Tyler! (If you were not aware that President Tyler was an ancient swamp monster, then you have not read our book and you are dead to us.) Enjoy! 

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JD and Kate Visit the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum

Even though we’ve finished writing our book, can we still deduct the cost of visiting presidential museums from our taxes? There’s only one way to find out!

The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum

The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum

Independence, MO
Adults: $8 | Children (age 6-15): $3 | Children (5 and under): Free

Kate: I have never been more sleepy than on the day we visited the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence, MO.

JD: Same. Sometimes, I get an idea in the middle of the night and write it down, but in the morning it makes no sense. That is what my notes from this visit are like. “How does this lettering get eroded.” “Black out parts of a love letter.” OK, JD, whatever you say!

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Help a Statue of Young Ronald Reagan in a Bathing Suit Get Erected

Young Ronald Reagan

Normally, we don’t use this platform to promote any sort of cause or agenda. (Except for the agenda of trying to get you to buy our book, through frequent, gratuitous mentions of our book.)

But this isn’t as a matter of principle. After all, this is a website that ranks people in order of hotness—clearly, I have no principles.* The reason is simply that there has never been a cause that really inspired me. Until now.

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Does Richard Nixon Like You As More Than A Friend?

It’s a question as old as time itself: Does Richard Nixon like you as more than a friend? Take this quiz to find out!

And afterwards, why not purchase our new book, Hottest Heads of State? It makes the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for Richard Nixon (and also, probably, for other people).

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Today is the Day

Hottest Heads of State the book

Today is the day. The day that you’ve been dreaming about for so long that you can’t believe it’s finally here. No—it’s not your wedding day! Or whatever, it might be your wedding day. But forget about that, because today is also the day that our first book, Hottest Heads of State, Volume 1: The American Presidents, is released to the buying public. (That’s you!)

Right now, you are probably paralyzed with excitement. And that’s OK! Here is a step-by-step guide to help make the next 24 hours just as fun and memorable as you hoped it would be.

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LEAKED! Trump’s State of the Union, 2018

State of the Union

He looks like he has something fun planned!

An “extremely credible source” called my office and told me that this is a leaked copy of the State of the Union address the president will deliver to Congress on Jan 30, 2018.

This was unexpected, because I don’t have an office, but I still think the doc looks legit.

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10 Photos of Richard Nixon That Will Make You Say “Oh, Richard Nixon!”

Richard Nixon drinking

Sometimes you see a photo that just makes you say “Oh, Richard Nixon!” It’s almost an involuntary reaction—like some long-buried instinct that is only triggered by certain photos of Richard Nixon (and, occasionally, by photos that do not contain Richard Nixon).

Check out these 10 photos of Richard Nixon and let us know if they made you say “Oh, Richard Nixon!” or if you were able to view them in silence.

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We’re Coming to a City Near You! (Maybe)

Book tour

*Book does not actually float.

Did you know that, in addition to creating this website, we are also real people who exist in the world, just like you? It’s true! But don’t take our word for it—come see for yourself later this month when we go on an whirlwind TWO-CITY TOUR promoting our new book, Hottest Heads of State, Volume One: The American Presidents.

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